Wednesday, 7 January 2009


This weekend Tom and I took Lils to see Dinosaurs Alive! at the IMAX. Despite the £8 per person for a 45 minute film and initial worries about exactly what kind of dinosaurs these were when we saw it was 'starring Michael Douglas' it was pretty awesome and we all loved it.
Now, we've been struggling for baby names ever since we learned that we're having a girl and don't really like anything. It may just be my pregnancy brain but when the squeaky voiced intern in the movie was recalling how he discovered the Effigia dinosaur my brain did a little click and has been hanging onto the name as a serious contender for Baby. No, not the name of the paleontologist, which I have forgotten but the name of the dinosaur, Effigia.

It's kind of cute right.. right? The Latin translations of Effigia are ghost, effigy, idol, ideal and future, it doesn't really matter that it was also a six foot long toothless crocodylian archosaur. I also love the idea of her name being shortened to Effie and quickly shot down Tom's protestations that kids would pick on her and call her F.E College which I didn't understand straight away and it's unlikely that schoolchildren would know what an F.E College was and less likely to think it's an insult.
For now the name is a strong contender, we have around 16 weeks to decide and 30 days after Baby is born before we have to register her name. But no more dinosaur names... for now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've always liked Effie, but Euphemia is such an ugly name, Effigia is much more interesting! Lily and Effie sound right together too :)